And so it was that the violence in Syria was dominating headlines in the middle of March, 2012, and Syria’s strongest neighbor, Israel, was not doing anything to help calm the situation, or support either side. The internationally acclaimed practice of political non-interference was at play. This, is realpolitik.
In response to this form of political idleness, Oy Vey and Laughzilla thought it would make a nice statement to draw an editorial cartoon to point out the hypocrisy of the Israeli government’s policy, given how many thousands of innocent civilians were being slaughtered in their neighboring state. Why not at least send humanitarian aid? Why not Love Thy Neighbor as the good book says.
Of course, the answer is, this is politics, and unfortunately for the people of Syria, their country is not blessed with large resources of oil or gas.